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FALL REGISTRATION - Enrolling Current Students!

Registration for the new school year is open to ALL students! Classes are nearly full, many having waitlists. Don’t delay enrolling your dancer(s), sign up today!

Fall Session FAQs

The new 2022/23 School Year, starting with the Fall Session, requires all students (current and new) to register for classes online. Priority registration is given to current students and you can register your dancer online via your 4SDA Account.

You can register your dancer(s) online via your 4SDA Account.

Yes! Discipline and routine is a part of all dance, not just ballet. Having your dancer wear a dance dress, leotard or other approved dance attire is a large part of the discipline which also creates familiarity and routine! You can find out all of the details on our Dress Code page.

Check out the Video Tutorial at the bottom of this page. Ms. Allyson gives an easy to understand, detailed explanation of how to make a proper ballet bun.

In-studio Make-Ups are back! Online make-ups will be offered if dictated by the County’s COVID safety requirements. Make-ups are not guaranteed and are limited to (2) per semester, per dance genre, and then on a case-by-case basis. They should be reserved for unplanned absences (e.g. illness, family emergency). Regular attendance is not only the foundation for a dancer’s growth, but also builds great lifelong habits! 

Our Mommy & Me! classes are back on the schedule for the fall! We loved having dads (Mr Jason was one!), grandparents and guardians/baby sitters bring our tiniest dancers to class before the pandemic and can’t wait to see a new group of little adorable smiles this fall!
For more detailed info, check out our Mommy & Me! webpage. Still have questions? Please Contact Us!

Our fantastic Adult Program is scheduled to resume this fall. Classes are not yet on the schedule, but we plan to add them in October. For more detailed info, check out our Adult Program webpage or Contact Us!

Feel free to Contact Us with any questions!

NUTCRACKER UPDATES

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Check out our Nutcracker Page for all of the ticket details.

We can’t wait for your dancer to enjoy being a part of a professional production, that will give them (and you!) memories that will last a lifetime. All current, enrolled students, ages 5+ are eligible to participate in 4SDA’s full production of The Nutcracker.

Your dancer will learn amazing choreography, perform on stage in a beautiful theatre in gorgeous costumes, with full sets and backdrops.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s musical score, they will help create the beloved tale of Clara and her Nutcracker as they embark on a magical journey through epic battles, dances with snowflakes, to the Land of the Sweets and back again! There will be a party scene, a battle scene, the land of snow, the land of sweets and more! There are a wide variety of parts for a large cast, so there is room for all those who want to join in the fun!

WHEN: Dec 9 – 11, 2022*
WHERE: California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE)
TIME: TBA (usually 7pm Thursday & Friday, 2pm and 7pm on Saturday)
TICKETS: Tickets are sold by the venue, via their Ticket Office. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding performance dates, tickets, safety protocols, etc., please CONTACT US.

The success of any performance is only made possible through our amazing volunteers! We will need do require parent volunteers for everything from chaperones and security to our wonderful flower team! Volunteer opportunities are summarized in the Nutcracker Audition Packet and you can find out more during the Audition or by Contacting Us.

We have created a Nutcracker FAQ for your reference. The vast majority of questions can be answered by the FAQ or by checking our Nutcracker Audition Page. Please feel free to Contact Us with any unanswered questions!

Rehearsal Schedule

Nutcracker rehearsals are ongoing! Check this page regularly for the latest rehearsal schedule!

Rehearsals are mandatory. We always provide the upcoming rehearsal schedule in advance (a week or two). The schedule will be posted at the studio, on this page (The Parent’s Page) and in this website’s calendar section.

*Be sure to check your fall Saturday schedule for conflicts with soccer or other activities BEFORE signing up. We expect rehearsals to be your dancer’s priority and only allow one excused absence. Multiple absences will result in reduced choreography, a reduced part or removal from the production.*

PARTY SCENE
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lullaby Girls (Red Cast)
12:00 – 2:00 PM Clara, Drosselmeyer, Fritz, Staulbaum, Maids, Nanny, Dolls
12:00 – 2:00 PM Clara’s Friends, Party Children, Party Cousins, Party Parents, Prologue Guests
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lullaby Girls (Green Cast)

BATTLE SCENE
2:00 – 3:00 PM Nutcracker, Clara, Drosselmeyer
2:00 – 3:00 PM Soldiers, Mice, Tiny Mouse Leader, Mouse Queen
2:00 – 2:30 PM Tiny Mice (Red Cast)
2:30 – 3:00 PM Tiny Mice (Green Cast)

SNOW SCENE
3:00 – 4:00 PM Snowflakes, Princesses, Snow Queen, Clara
3:00 – 3:30 PM Snow Flurries (Red Cast)
3:30 – 4:00 PM Snow Flurries (Green Cast)

2nd ACT BOWS
4:00 – 4:15 PM Angels, Gumdrops, Lemondrops, Lemondrop Soloist, Pages, Herald, Bon Bons, Bon Bons Leader, Spanish All, Russian All, Marzipan All, Arabian All, English Suite All, Chinese All, Flowers, Roses, Dewdrop, Rosebuds, Flowerbuds

2nd ACT OPENING SCENE & DIVERTISSMENTS
4:15 – 5:15 PM Angels, Gumdrops, Gumdrops Leader, Lemondrops, Lemondrop Soloist
4:15 – 5:15 PM Pages, Herald
4:15 – 5:15 PM Bon Bons (Green Cast), Bon Bons Leader
4:15 – 5:15 PM Flowerbuds
4:15 – 6:00 PM Sugar Plum, Nutcracker, Clara
4:15 – 6:00 PM Spanish ALL, Russian ALL, Marzipan ALL, Arabian ALL, English Suite ALL, Chinese ALL
4:15 – 6:00 PM Flowers, Roses, Dewdrop, Rosebuds
4:15 – 5:15 PM Flowerbuds
5:15 – 6:00 PM Bon Bons (Red Cast), Bon Bons Leader

California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE)
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
(Plan ahead, download the Performance Packet for directions & parking info)

PLEASE NOTE: Dress rehearsals are CLOSED to eliminate distractions and delays. Parents WILL NOT be able to stay watch. Enjoy the surprise of watching the performances!

Students must arrive on time, in FULL HAIR and MAKE-UP (without Lipstick). Please label their lipstick with their name and bring it in a plastic bag. Always a good idea to put their name on everything! They will apply lipstick before they go on stage. Dancers should already be dressed in their nude leotards with clean, pink tights and should wear something comfortable and easy to take off over their leotard (e.g. a comfy zip up tracksuit).

3:00 PM : CALL TIME FOR 1st SHIFT SECURITY

3:15 PM : CALL TIME FOR CHAPERONES

3:30 PM : CALL TIME FOR GREEN CAST PARTY SCENE
Clara, Party Girls, Boys, Fritz, Lullaby Girls, Clara’s Friends, Party Cousins, Dolls, Drosselmeyer, Maid, Nanny, Party Parents, Prologue

4:15 PM : CALL TIME FOR RED CAST PARTY SCENE
Clara, Party Girls, Boys, Fritz, Lullaby Girls, Clara’s Friends, Party Cousins, Dolls, Drosselmeyer, Maid, Nanny, Party Parents, Prologue Guests

5:00 PM : CALL TIME RED CAST BATTLE SCENE & SNOW SCENE
Clara, Soldiers, Mice, Tiny Mice, Tiny Mice Leaders, Leader, Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker, Mouse Queen, Snowflakes, Snow Queen, Snow Princesses, Snow Flurries

6:15 PM : CALL TIME RED CAST ALL 2nd ACT (LAND OF THE SWEETS)
Angels, Gumdrops, Leaders, Lemondrops, Spanish (All), Arabian, Chinese (All) English Suite (All) Marzipan, Russian (All), Flowers, Flowerbuds, Strawberry Creme, Dew Drop, Bon Bons, Mother Ginger, Sugar Plum, Nutcracker Prince, Clara

6:15 – 6:30 PM : PICK UP FOR RED CAST TINY MICE & ANY STUDENT NOT IN 2ND ACT

7:00 PM : PICK UP FOR RED CAST HERALD, PAGES, ANGELS

8:30 – 9:00 PM : PICK UP FOR ALL REMAINING STUDENTS

California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE)
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
(Plan ahead, download the Performance Packet for directions & parking info)

PLEASE NOTE: Dress rehearsals are CLOSED to eliminate distractions and delays. Parents WILL NOT be able to stay watch. Enjoy the surprise of watching the performances!

Students must arrive on time, in FULL HAIR and MAKE-UP (without Lipstick). Please label their lipstick with their name and bring it in a plastic bag. Always a good idea to put their name on everything! They will apply lipstick before they go on stage. Dancers should already be dressed in their nude leotards with clean, pink tights and should wear something comfortable and easy to take off over their leotard (e.g. a comfy zip up tracksuit).

3:00 PM : CALL TIME FOR 1st SHIFT SECURITY

3:15 PM : CALL TIME FOR CHAPERONES

3:30 PM : CALL TIME GREEN CAST – BATTLE SCENE & SNOW SCENE
Clara, Soldiers, Mice, Tiny Mice, Tiny Mice Leaders, Leader, Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker, Mouse Queen, Snowflakes, Snow Queen, Snow Princesses, Snow Flurries, Snow Flurry Leader

4:15 PM : CALL TIME GREEN CAST – LAND OF THE SWEETS
Spanish (All), Arabian (All), Chinese (All) English Suite (All), Marzipan (All), Flowers, Flowerbuds, Dew Drop, Bon Bons, Mother Ginger, Sugar Plum, Nutcracker, Clara

4:30 PM : PICK UP FOR GREEN CAST – TINY MICE & LEADERS, SNOW FLURRIES & LEADER

5:15 – 5:30 PM : PICK UP FOR ALL REMAINING STUDENTS

  1. Log into your 4SDA Account
  2. Scroll Down to the Online Store (Shopping Cart Icon)
  3. Be sure to purchase the Show(s) your dancer was in!

Look for your dancer’s class name, day/time and teacher on the following show list:
4SDA 2022 Show List – By Show

2022 Spring Performances

Host a summer watch party with family and friends! All (4) shows are available for purchase via your 4SDA Account!

2021 Nutcracker

The 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM are available for purchase via your 4SDA Account. Don’t wait to relive the magic today!

2021 Spring Performances

Digital downloads of each show will be available soon!

VIDEO TUTORIALS

How To… Make a Ballet Bun!

How To… Access the Online Store

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

We continue to closely monitor all of the latest updates, requirements and recommendations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community and 4SDA families and will update this page and email the latest studio information.

  • As of 3/12/2022 masks are not required, but are highly recommended by the County and State. We are thrilled to see our students mask or no mask!
  • Reminders of our safety protocols and recommendations are posted in the studio.
  • We will continue to monitor and adhere to the latest State and County regulations as well as CDC guidelines.
  • 03/13/20 Email (contact the Studio Office)
  • 03/22/20 Email (contact the Studio Office)
  • 03/31/20 Parent Meeting VIDEO (contact the Studio Office)
  • 05/18/20 Parent Meeting VIDEO (contact the Studio Office)
  • 12/30/21 Email (contact the Studio Office)
  • 3/12/22 Email (contact the Studio Office)